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Herzliya (הרצליה, also Herzliyya, Herzlia) is a city on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, directly to the north of Tel Aviv.


Herzliya (population 40,000 in the 2005) consists of two parts which are separated by the main roads and rail line that cut through it. To the east of the highways is Herzliya, the city itself, often refered to by locals as "the city". This is mostly a residential area that doesn't usually get many tourists, although travelers wanting to stir away from the beaten path and see authentic urban life in Israel could find it very interesting. To the west of the highways, right on the coastline, lies an upscale suburb called Herzliya Pituach (הרצליה פיתוח), home to many beachfront hotels and expensive residences. This is a big industrial and commercial center, home to many high-tech companies, decent beaches, good restaurants and lively night clubs, and most tourists to the city find themselves in this area. the main road is named Ben Gurion (בן גוריון) [14]

Get in[edit]

The main transport lines that pass through Herzliya cut through it from south to north on their way along the Israeli Coastal Plain.

By train[edit]

Herzliya is on the main Tel Aviv-Haifa train line. From the train station you will likely need a bus or taxi to your destination.

By car[edit]

Herzliya can easily be reached by driving via one of the two major highways that cut through it. The Coastal Highway (Highway 2) that runs from Tel Aviv to Haifa has two exits in Herzliya: HaSira (lit. The Boat) and Rabin. Ayalon Highways (Highway 20), which runs along the Tel Aviv district, also has two exits in Herzliya, one of which is its northern termini.

Alternatively, it is possible to drive into Herzliya directly from its surrounding cities - Ramat HaSharon in the south and Ra'anana in the northeast.

By bus[edit]

Route 90 meanders past the seafront and through the leafy streets of Herzliya Pituach on its way to central Tel Aviv. The trip takes 30 minutes in good traffic. Shared taxi vans ("sherut") cover the same route on the Sabbath.

By yacht[edit]

If you're in the financial bracket to afford a home in Herzliya Pituach, the thing to do is to sail up on your yacht into the Herzliya Marina.

Get around[edit]

Buses are the cheapest way to get across large distances in Herzliya, although there is no lack of taxis either, if you want to pay extra. Walking can sometimes be a good option within a specific area, but definitely not to get from Herzliya Pituach to the city or vice-versa.

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In Herzliya City[edit]

  • Herzliya Art Museum. A modern-art museum in the center of the city, near the central bus station.

In Herzliya Pituach[edit]

Sidna Ali Mosque.
Arsuf archaeological site.
  • Sidna-'Ali Mosque. A beautiful mosque on a cliff at the northern end of the beach.
  • Apollonia-Arsuf. [15]. An excavated ancient city from the Greco-Roman period (about 2000 years ago), with a Crusader fortress on top. To the north of Herzliya.
  • Apollonia National Park

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In Herzliya City[edit]

The center of the city is filled with falafel stores, banks, coffee shops and other stores ranging from korean objects to grills and guitars. Sokolov the main street in Herzliya is known as being clean, colorful and filled with lights

its a great place to go if you want to have something good to eat while enjoying a calm place.

In Herzliya Pituach[edit]

Herzliya beach is the perfect place to sunbathe, play matkot (Israeli paddle ball) and engage in watersports. The water is fine and the food prices are reasonable.

Water sports[edit]

  • Reef Diving Club (Basic and Advanced diving courses), Accadia Beach, +972-9-9574461/+972-52-321335.  edit
  • Zidon Sailing Club (Catamaran sailing courses and fun days), Hasharon Beach, +972-9-9500926/+972-53-870710.  edit
  • Terra Santa Sea Kayak Club, Herzliya Marina, +972-9-7746295/+972-54-804943, [1].  edit
  • Meduza Challenge Water Sports, Diving courses, diving trips, fishing, kayaks, bananas, trampolines, children's activities, sale of marine equipment, +972-9-9517616 (, fax: +972-9-9569725), [2].  edit
  • Derech Hayam Sailing school and Sea Adventures, Sailing courses and yacht rentals, +972-9-9578811 (fax: +972-9-9517533), [3].  edit
  • Sea-Gal Yacht Club, 1-800-39-50-60, [4].  edit

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In Herzliya City[edit]

In Herzliya Pituach[edit]

  • Herzliya Marina. [16]. The Marina and nearby shopping mall offer a wide assortment of trendy restaurants.
  • Joe Cafe. an American style diner, that does American style breakfasts, burgers and usual diner fare, plus coffee and it has a retro arcade machine and a pinball table!  edit
  • Zozobra. Noodle bar (think Wagamama but far better quality)  edit

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In Herzliya City[edit]

The two first pubs in Herzliya City opened in 2010 following the renovation of the city center. They are about 7 minutes walk from each other.

  • Theodore. named after Theodor Herzl (who also gave his name to the city and is portrayed on the pub's logo), this pub can be a little hard to find if you don't know it, so asking a local in the area might be necessary. The entrance is located on Harishonim Street, a small street coming out of the traffic circle between Chen Blvd and Tchernichovsky Street. The place is designed as a pickup bar and serves mostly alcohol and some light food. It was built inside of a small old movie theatre, and has a large screen on which major football games are often shown.  edit
  • MacLaren's. - this is the cosier of the two, located on 33 Ben Gurion street (near the courthouse) and named after the bar from the American TV series How I Met Your Mother. It has two small stories and a few tables outside. Good music, good beer, and good food.  edit

In Herzliya Pituach[edit]

The inimitable Caveman Cafe

The Herzliya beachfront has a number of laid-back open-air bars. Drinks are surprisingly expensive though, figure on ₪30+ for anything alcoholic.

At night, Herzliya can be more crowded and popular than Tel Aviv. Some of the best bars are located in the industrial area on Maskit street and Shenkar street, while you can also go and enjoy a cocktail, a beer or even a little dancing on the beach between the hotels.

  • Bourbon Street is a New Orleans themed restaurant and bar, hosting live music performances and live sports broadcasting (usually soccer). They serve 17 beers from tap (incl. one Israeli microbrew), and specialize on deep fried dishes.
  • Mike's Place Herzliya is a part of a growing chain of American themed music bars. Most of Mike's Place staff are native English speakers. The place is known for its wide Tax-Mex menu, long happy hours (15-20, reduced price on tapped beer & 2nd cocktail free), and daily music sessions.
  • Caveman Cafe also known as Hermit House. If you hike northward along the beach from the hotels towards the Sidna Ali Mosque, you will encounter the bizarre residence of the Caveman (his real name is Nissim Cachlon), carved out of the sand dunes in defiance of zoning regulations and common sense, decorated with anything and everything he can get his hands on. Open randomly whenever the more than slightly eccentric owner is around and in the mood, but worth a look any time.

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Herzliya has a slew of expensive beachside hotels.


  • Okeanos Suites Herzliya by Herbert Samuel, Ramat Yam 50 Herzliya, +972-9-9616222. / Boutique hotel in Herzeliya, Okeanos Suites Herzliya by Herbert Samuel Hotel is located on the Mediterranean seafront, adjacent to the scenic beaches of Herzliya. Perfect for a relaxing stay with panoramic ocean views.  edit
  • Dan Accadia Herzliya Hotel, Ramot-Yam 122 St. Herzliya Beach, +972-9-9597070 (, fax: +972-9-959-7090), [5]. Dan Accadia Hotel in Herzliya has a view overlooking the beautiful beaches of Herzliya.  edit
  • Daniel Hotel Herzliya (Herzeliya Hotels, Daniel Herzeliya Hotels), 60 Ramot Yam, +972-9-9528282. Hotel in Herzliya, situated mid-way along the Herzliya promenade and offers 200 rooms & suites, luxurious spa, restaurant and pool with access to the beach.  edit
  • Shizen, Boutique Resort and Spa Herzelia (Shizen, Boutique Resort and Spa Herzelia), 60 Ramot Yam. Spa Hotel in Herzliya, located at Herzliya beachfront and offers 40 elegant, boutique rooms and Shizen Spa's with 16 treatment room.  edit
  • Okeanos Exclusive Suites Hotel, 50 Ramat Yam, +972-9-9616222, [6]. One of the most exclusive hotel/condos in Israel. With prices per metre exceeding Manhattan and Tokyo.  edit
  • Sharon Hotel, 5 Ramat Yam, +972-9-9525777, [7]. A local landmark at the north end of the Promenade. Large pool and good beachside location. Singles/doubles US$120/160..  edit
  • Tadmor Hotel, 38 Basel Street, +972-9-9525050, [8]. Renowned hotel which trains hotel staff from around Israel. Located about 10 minutes walk from the beach.  edit
  • Herzliya Cottage, 63 Hanassi street, [9]. Historical wooden cottage for rent in Herzliya Pituach. A vintage vacation in Israel ! Located about 15 minutes walk from the beach.  edit
  • A.A.Yafit Vacation Apartments (Israel Short term apartment rentals), Herzliya Pituach, [10]. Luxury vacation apartments for short and long term rentals 972-5444-21-444.  edit
  • Shizen Spa Resort (Herzliya spa, Spa Hotel Herzliya), 60 Ramat Yam, Herzliya Pituah 46851, +972-9-9528211, [11]. checkin: 15:00; checkout: 11:00. The Shizen Lifestyle Spa Resort hotel, located on the scenic Herzliya Pituach beachfront,is a fusion of refined luxury, tranquility and intimacy.  edit
  • Retro Studio Apartment (Hotel apartment rentals), Havazelet HaSharon 35, +972507456989 (), [13]. A nice holiday apartment close to the beach, great for families. $130.  edit
  • Orchid Okeanus Boutique Herzeliya, Ramat Yam 50 Herzliya, +972-9-9616222. / Boutique hotel in Herzeliya, The Orchid Okeanos Boutique Hotel is located on the Mediterranean seafront, adjacent to the scenic beaches of Herzeliya. Perfect for a relaxing stay with panoramic ocean views.  edit

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